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Industry (Schooner), collision, 10 Nov 1860

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Schooner INDUSTRY, sunk at Cleveland by the propeller CUSHMAN running foul of her. Total loss.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      March 11, 1861. (Casualty List, 1860)

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      Cleveland, Nov. 11. - The schooner J.H. DRAKE, owned in Chicago, ran into
the pier last night, and carried the light house completely away, and sunk
across the channel, blocking the harbor entirely up.
      The propeller CUSHMAN, in endeavoring to enter the harbor, ran into the
schooner INDUSTRY, which was lying on the west pier, cutting her in two. The
propeller was slightly damaged.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Monday, November 12, 1860

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      During Friday night (11/9) the schr. INDUSTRY, owned by Capt. Charles Hearness, of this city, put out with 100 tons of coal, but was compelled to put back for shelter. In entering she struck on the west pier. The captain let go her anchor, hoping to hold her, but she swung round and was lifted by the heavy seas upon the piles, where she has laid ever since. During all day Saturday she pounded heavily, and the sea washed over her at every wave. She will undobtedly go to pieces.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      November 13, 1860 2-4

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $1,600
Cargo: $460
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.4995 Longitude: -81.69541
William R. McNeil
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Industry (Schooner), collision, 10 Nov 1860